Many, many comments and emails to answer…
Another day not at my desk till gone 10pm. Lots got done, but not in the way of writing answers I’m afraid. I’ll get onto that first thing tomorrow.
Tomorrow is also looking like being exciting as the Mantic crew are off on the start of their big terrain extravaganza. You’ll have seen the teaser video by now, and the full thing is coming. I found it a bit mesmerising, watching the pieces assemble themselves into different buildings. A moment of rather self consciously geekish pleasure 😉
Oh, one question I’ve been asked is whether the buildings need to be glued together or not. That depends on what you’re doing with them. They’re designed so that you can assemble enough buildings to play Deadzone on a normal sized gaming mat without using glue. Of course, if you dismantle them into their constituent parts every time then that will take a while, and more time to set up next time. Personally I’m planning on gluing together a series of subassemblies so that I’ve got half a dozen small structures and then a bunch of smaller bits that will let me put them together in different ways. That should make setting up and taking down a much faster process without making much difference to the overall versatility of the set. Of course, if you’re using the terrain for games of Warpath, Infinity, or whatever then you might want to make far larger and more complex structures, and they might want gluing.
Hope that makes sense.